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Alaska, Hawaii, US West Coast


Passenger Capacity: 49

Built:  Discoverer: 1992;  Adventurer: 1984
Former Names:  Adventurer was Caribbean Prince
Length: 169 ft., 156 ft.
Officers, Staff & Crew: U.S.

  • Itineraries: Alaska's Inside Passage: 7 nights, or 14 nights if booking both non-repetitive directions Juneau-Ketchikan and Ketchikan-Juneau. These are adventure-focused wilderness experiences.  On the southbound itinerary, guests visit Wrangell and a Tribal House; on the northbound itinerary, they visit the native community of Klawock to observe totem carving and finished, long-standing totems. Also departures between Seattle and Juneau.
    26. Two staterooms on the lower deck are without windows.  There are a variety of bed configurations, most are convertible twin to queen. All staterooms on both ships have private shower facilities.
  • Dress:  Very casual. These are expedition cruises (up to 8-hour hikes or kayaking excursions, 5-6 hour fishing trips, shorter hikes and kayaking excursions).  After each day of adventure, dinner and mingling in the public areas is all in casual, comfortable clothing as well.  Comfortable sturdy hiking pants/jeans, rainproof jackets, hiking boots and sneakers recommended.   

  • Facilities and Activities: A main salon is for socializing. A dining room accommodates all guests at one seating. There is a hot tub and two saunas on the top deck.  Educational presentations are conducted by onboard naturalists. Hiking and kayaking excursions are led by knowledgeable crewmembers.  Entertainment after dinner consists of conversation, watching a movie/DVD, night kayaking, or a lecture with underwater cameras and hydrophone sending images and sound from the depths to the large flat screen TV. Shore excursions include a variety of hiking, kayaking and skiff excursions. Remote small town visits include escorted walks through town or the area right outside of town.  Some optional tours at an additional charge are offered such as Stikine River jet boat ride out of Wrangell, overnight camping/hiking trips with all gear and equipment provided - meeting up again with the mother ship the next day, flightseeing tours over glaciers/fjords, caving on Prince of Wales Island. Fully-equipped fishing boats run 5-6 hour fishing excursions about 4 days of each itinerary.  Wildlife is a major focus with such encounters as humpback whales bubble-net feeding (blowing bubbles to herd herring into a huge mass for whales to feed). In Wrangell and Klawock there are cultural demonstrations at tribal houses and carving sheds and other cultural interactions.  Open bridge.

  • Recent fares reported to us: Typical fares per person double occupancy:  $1,795 to $3,195 value season and $2,295 to $3,995 peak season. The four Explorer category staterooms on the Wilderness Discoverer are $4,795 value season and $5,995 peak season per person.  Included: adventure activities such as kayaking, hiking and skiff tours. There are value season rates for May and September. For groups and private charters there is 1 free berth per 10 berths sold. "Family Discoveries" departures include a 30% savings for kids 12 or younger.  On other sailings, kids 12 and under receive a 25% savings.  On the "Family Discoveries" departures, some additional educational programming geared toward the kids is provided. A private charter for 49 guests: $136,995 to $196,995 depending on season and vessel.


Passenger Capacity: 76
Former Names:  Spirit of Discovery

  • Itineraries: 7-dayAlaska cruises roundtrip from Juneau and between Juneau and Sitka. The cruise will include two days at Glacier Bay and expedition cruising in Icy Strait, Frederick Sound, Thomas Bay, Chicagof Island, Ford's Terror and Endicott Arm. There are also 2-week cruises Seattle-Juneau in spring and fall. Then Wilderness Explorer cruises the Hawaiian Islands, joining the 36-guest upscale vessel Safari Explorer from November through April to sail 7-day adventure cruises between Oahu and Hawaii, visiting Ka’ena Point State Park, Maui, Lana’i, Honomalino Bay, Wai’anae Harbor, Opihihali and Kailua-Kona. Passengers will snorkel at Molokini’s undersea volcanic crater, night snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta Rays, look for whales and hike on all 4 islands. Expert naturalists guide excursions ashore and at ocean.
    38. Cabins have been renovated and several suites have been created by combining two cabins and adding 'step-out' balconies.
  • Dress:  Very casual. Comfortable sturdy hiking pants/jeans, rainproof jackets, hiking boots and sneakers recommended.   

  • Facilities and Activities:  A dining room accommodates all guests at one seating. Educational presentations are conducted by onboard naturalists. Massage, sauna, hot tub, TV, DVD, iPod docking station. Kayak launch on aft deck. Open bridge.

  • Recent fares reported to us: Typical fares per person double occupancy:  $3,095 for 7-day cruise.  There are value season rates for May and September and for groups.


Innersea Discoveries is a sister company to American Safari Cruise

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